DESIGN BUILD

high school students

For the Design Build program, I-NOMA partners with a local, community-based organization that is interested in connecting youth to architecture and design and is in need of a small renovation. We inspire our students to be active participants in uplifting their communities, while using architecture as a tool to make those changes.  Over the course of this 12 week program, we lead 15-20 students through the design process and renovation of a space for the partner organization.

Featured in the video above is our 2018 partnership with the Chicago Child Care Society.

After a competitive RFP selection process, we are proud to announce that our 2019 partnership will be with the Action Coalition of Englewood’s P.E.A.C.E. Center! …and now that we have our community partner, it’s time to gather our team of volunteers!

STUDENTS

If you'd like to apply for the 2019 Design Build, here's what you need to know:

The Design Build program provides you with the unique opportunity to be the architect(s) for the design of a space for our non-profit partner. You will go through the design process from start to finish, including part of the construction, and be responsible for the transformation of an actual space. Through this program, you will gain hands-on design experience with practicing architects, engineers, and designers as your mentors and guides.

SCHEDULED BUILD DAYS: Saturdays from August 17th through November 16th (No session will be held 10/19)

TIME: 9:00am - 1:00pm, Lunch will be provided.

LOCATION: Action Coalition of Englewood's PEACE Community Center (6455 S. Peoria)

AGE: High School Students, Incoming Freshmen - 12th Grade

COST: $75 Due Upon Acceptance Into Program (Scholarships are available for cases of extreme hardship)

APPLY FOR PLACEMENT ON THE DESIGN BUILD TEAM

VOLUNTEERS

Thanks for your interest in guiding the young architects of the future! Here are some details you'll need to know:

As a volunteer, you will be mentoring high school students through the renovation of a local non-profit space along with helping coordinate the Design Build program. Through participation in this program, you will have the opportunity to help in areas where you are skilled, and work on areas where you would like to improve (we mentor each other as well!) Our specified areas include logistics and planning (organizing stuff), design and procurement (finding cool donations for the project), production (doing drawings and models for students to work off of), curriculum development, and of course actual mentoring, just to name a few.

You’re invited to join the I-NOMA Design Build leadership.

Tim meeting to plan and prepare during our weekly meetings, attend only the build-day sessions, or both. Also, you can use these hours as service or volunteer hours if desired.

SCHEDULED BUILD DAYS: Saturdays from August 17th through November 16th (No session will be held 10/19)

TIME: 9:00am - 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

LOCATION: Action Coalition of Englewood's PEACE Community Center (6455 S. Peoria)

AGE: College and above, ideally with experience in architecture, construction or design related professions.

COST: Free

APPLY TO VOLUNTEER WITH THE DESIGN BUILD TEAM